Business leaders from companies of all sizes in Cornwall are invited to attend a special event to discover what might be next for Cornwall following the UK’s departure from the EU. Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has gathered some of the most informed people to give us their opinions on Thursday 23 November.
An impressive line-up of speakers includes:
• Tom Parker (CEO Cambre Associates, Vice President British Chamber of Commerce Brussels & Chair of the Brexit Working Group)
• Mike Spicer (Director of Research and Economics – British Chambers of Commerce)
• Rob Misselbrook (Mylor Ventures Ltd)
• Katie Cavell (Cornwall Brussels Representative)
• Lord Teverson (Liberal Democrat and member of the European Union Committee)
Mike joined the BCC in February 2011 and became Director of Research and Economics in January 2014. He directs the BCC's policy research and survey programme. Mike represents the BCC externally on business policy and matters relating to local economic development.
Tom Parker is a well-known figure in the Brussels government relations and public affairs community. In a career spanning two decades, he has worked with organisations across a wide range of sectors, counselling on EU affairs and pan–European advocacy campaigns. Tom has also worked on some of Europe’s highest profile reputational challenges and provides counsel on issues management and crisis communication at European and global levels, as such he is regularly asked to contribute to discussions around what will happen when Britain leaves the EU. Tom is an active member of the British business community in Brussels and is a regular commentator on lobbying practice and the future of the advocacy profession.
Rob Misselbrook is the founder and CEO of Mylor Ventures Ltd, which is a venture capital company operating throughout the South West and based in Cornwall. Prior to this, he was in Venture Capital at Lehman Brothers, based in the City of London. Rob began his career as a commissioned officer in the British Army. Rob has been active in the EU debate from the start and welcomes the opportunity to be involved in the debate as it continues to evolve.
Katie is a freelance European Affairs Adviser based in Brussels, and since 2013, is the Cornwall Brussels Representative. Katie has 12 years’ experience of working with European Union policy and affairs in Brussels and has expertise in EU regional policy, EU decision-making, and how to influence policy. As the Cornwall Brussels Representative, Katie serves the interests of Cornwall in Brussels through influence, intelligence, and advocacy by providing information on key strategic policy issues, through focused and coordinated lobbying in key areas of interest, and by raising the profile of Cornwall in Europe. Katie has previous experience working for the UK Government in Brussels, and as head of the Welsh Local Government Association EU office. Since becoming freelance Katie has supported a number of UK and European regions, as well as private sector organisations to understand and to influence EU policy development. Katie is an advocate of EU policies for regional development and of a stronger role for regions in EU decision-making. Katie is an active contributor to the debate in Brussels on the future of EU regional investments.
Lord Teverson is a Liberal Democrat who has sat in the House of Lords since 2006 and is a member of the European Union Committee, he chairs its sub-committee on energy and the environment. He was Cornwall's MEP between 1994 and 1999. Robin spent some 20 years in the freight industry, and then the financial services sector. He is a board member of the Marine Management Organisation, and chairs Wessex Investors and Anchorwood Developments.
Agenda for the day
08.00 – 08.30: Breakfast rolls and networking
08.35 – 09.05: Mike Spicer
09.10 – 09.40: Rob Misselbrook
09.45. – 10.15: Coffee & networking
10.15 – 10.45: Lord Teverson
10.50 – 11.20: Katie Cavell
11.25 – 11.55: Tom Parker
12.00 – 12.30: Panel Q&A
12.35 – 13.05: Networking & Lunch
Don't miss this opportunity to hear from some of the most informed minds to answer the question, "What next for Cornwall?"